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    Default Re: My baby has Cherry eye!

    I havent dealt with cherry eye but Silva has ingrown eyelashes. The Vet told me as well we have to wait till she was a year old to consider surgery. She still has a few ingrown lashes but it doesnt bother her, so we didnt need to have any surgery. Good luck to you!
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    Over here vets avoid all surgery on bulldogs until they are 1 year old unless absolutely necessary...and while cherry eye is unsightly and uncomfortable, as long as it is kept clean and the eyedrops are used daily as prescribed, it doesnt hurt.
    The cherry does somtimes go back in on its own but you can help....

    Boil some water an leave it to cool off a little,
    Whilst it is still warm damp a cotton wool ball,
    Hold her firmly and pull the outer edge of her eye out(so that the eye closes)
    Using the warm, damp cotton ball gently press the cherry down and in toward her nose
    Hold and massage very gently back and forth(tiny movements)
    Try this a few times letting her rest in between,
    Tou should start to see a reduction in the cherry

    Lucys took around 3-4 massages pop back in, we continued with the eyedrops and all was well.
    Lucys has only popped twice and not since she was 4months old

    My vet told me that a lot of pups grow out of cherry eye and surgery should always be the last resort.
    I should add here however that lucys was not a severe case, we caught it early and popped it in quickly.

    Touch wood it wont happen again but if it does i will video the technique and post it for future reference to our members and guests.
    Last edited by Lucy-licious; 02-16-2011 at 04:48 AM.

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    Default Re: My baby has Cherry eye!

    This is how I did Bella's, and I like that I didn't actually have to touch the cherry. Less likely that I would cause more damage.


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    Sorry! Yes ! when i pulled/ stretched the outer edge of Lucys eye out the eye closes around the cherry so you dont actually touch it, the warmth helps the manipulation and the boiled water helps with sterility

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    Default Re: My baby has Cherry eye!

    My Stig has had cherry eye for a couple of months now. Sometimes it would pop back in by itself, sometimes we do the whole massage procedure. Still not sure if we're getting it fixed but since a lot of people here say to wait a year, I'd rather wait till then. Can't be too careful with our little big ones!

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